Research Scientist at the Australian E-Health Research Centre, CSIRO

I am a electronic engineer, computer scientist, and software developer currently employed as a research scientist at CSIRO.

I work in a mobile health group and spend most days building devices and applications for speech and occupational therapists.

My current research interests include: artificial intelligence, mobile health, natural language processing for applications in autism spectrum disorder, dementia and Parkinson's disease.

My previous research at the University of Queensland was on biomedical imaging for detecting strokes in the brain and breast cancer using microwave radiation.

I am also the father of a rambunctious, bilingual, autistic son.


  • 2016–present
    Research scientist, CSIRO
  • 2013–2016
    Postdoctoral research fellow, CSIRO
  • 2010–2013
    Research officer, University of Queensland
  • 2009–2010
    EME Technical Officer, Kordia Ltd.


  • 2009 
    Griffith University, PhD
  • 2005 
    Griffith University, MPhil
  • 2004 
    Griffith University, Bachelor of Engineering in Microelectronics


  • 2017
    Can smartphones measure momentary quality of life and participation? A proof of concept using experience sampling surveys with university students, Australian Occupational Therapy Journal
  • 2016
    Hello Harlie: Enabling Speech Monitoring Through Chat-Bot Conversations., Studies in health technology and informatics
  • 2016
    Balancing self-tracking and surveillance: legal, ethical and technological issues in using smartphones to monitor communication in people with health conditions, Journal of Law and Medicine
  • 2015
    Chat-Bots for People with Parkinson’s Disease: Science Fiction or Reality?, Studies in health technology and informatics
  • 2015
    Meeting The Challenges Of Measuring Community Participation Using Smartphones: An App To Measure Lifespace, Time Use, Activity Participation And Affect, Australian Occupational Therapy Journal
  • 2015
    Low-energy Bluetooth beacons for lifespace assessment of people with neurological conditions, Antennas and Propagation (ISAP)
  • 2014
    Measuring the Lifespace of People With Parkinson’s Disease Using Smartphones: Proof of Principle, JMIR
  • 2014
    Microwave System for Head Imaging, IEEE Instrumentation and Measurment
  • 2013
    Modeling Human Head at Microwave Frequencies Using Optimized Debye Models and FDTD Method , IEEE Antennas and Propagation
  • 2013
    Microwave imaging for brain stroke detection using Born iterative method, IET
  • 2011
    Microwave head imaging for stroke detection, Progress in Electromagnetics